CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Monday, October 03, 2005

North American Alliance for Fair Employment (NAFFE)

The North American Alliance for Fair Employment (NAFFE) is a network of organizations concerned about the growth of contingent work—including part-time jobs, temping, sub-contracting—and its impact on the well being of all workers.
Here is an organization working to do a variety of actions to work with workers in tenuous working situations. From the more obvious to the very difficult ones of sub-contractors - these are probably one of the worst. The worst case we have heard was a cleaning sub-contractor that sub-contracted the work down but it ended down four levels of sub-contractors [each taking a cut of the action], ultimately the house of cards collapsed, but it had lasted for years!

There is a direct Toronto working group that will be further covered in another posting.

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